I could write a whole book on roasting nuts! Hmm maybe I should.. 🙂 At any rate, here’s one of the easiest, yummiest ways to roast almonds! Sesame honey roasted almonds combine the sweetness of the honey and the savory quality of toasted sesame seeds for a gourmet trailside treat.
1 cup raw almonds
2-3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
a couple drops toasted sesame oil
Preheat your oven to 320 degrees F. In a bowl, toss the almonds until they’re generously coated in honey. Add a couple drops of sesame oil and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle sesame seeds and sea salt until the nuts are evenly coated.
Spread the nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet (I use a piece of foil to minimize mess). Bake for 10-15 minutes, stirring half-way through. Be sure to watch the nuts carefully and taste test them every few minutes to make sure they’re not burning! The honey should turn a rich reddish brown; if it starts to turn black or dark brown, it’s getting overdone.
I like my roasted almonds on the sweet side, rather than super toasty, so I take them out after just 10 minutes. Transfer them to wax paper or a separate plate to cool (otherwise they’ll stick to the foil as they harden). Then try not to scarf them all up at once!
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